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[31 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Dispatch from Pakistan: Bang Bang….Bangles!

+4   Story and Photos by Ansur Mazhar

Dressing up and looking good plays an important role in one’s life. Especially women’s. Cool clothes and makeup are one way to look good. But the use of accessories is unique in its own way. And what else would be better than some sleek and stylish bangles?
This Tuesday, I visited the famous Chudi Bazaar (Bangles Bazaar) of Multan, Pakistan. As cool as it sounds, the bazaar is shaped like a street. Wherever you go, you’ll find different shops and stands of bangles everywhere. I …

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[25 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

+3   by Jackson Fisher
This Wednesday, a few of my friends and I took on the surprisingly daunting task of seeing Peelander-Z in concert.  For those who don’t know, Peelander-Z is a self-proclaimed “Japanese Action Comic Punk band hailing from the Z area of planet Peelander”.  They are known for their colorful, Power Ranger-esque costumes and their elaborate stage shows, including elements of audience participation, professional wrestling, and something called “human bowling”.  Needless to say, we were stoked.
When we arrived at Knickerbockers, the concert venue, at the time listed in the …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

+1   By: Melissa Bavitz
After 69 days trapped in the depths of the underground, 33 miners were finally rescued on Oct. 13th, 2010. Everybody is aware of the miracle that encompassed the entire situation, but some may not know of strenuous work and hardships that went into the process.
The rescue of the miners was not an easy feat considering the unstable state of the mining shaft and the difficult minerals to drill into . World renowned engineers from all of over the planet were called onto the project to find a …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

+2   By Sara Hinds and Amsley Senkbeil
Ve vant to look at your photos!
This Halloween will be the first annual Oracle’s Hallowinner Costume Contest.  Whenever you go trick-or-treating or go to a costume party, send us a photo of you in your spiffy, outrageous, but appropriate costume and we’ll post the appropriate photo entries on our Facebook fan page for you to vote on.  The winner will be announced on our Facebook page the beginning of November.  Stay tuned to “The Oracle” on Facebook and have a safe, fun, and appropriate …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

+2   Story by: Kathryn Dahl

Scary Acres is located on 17272 Giles Road in Omaha, Nebraska. Scary Acres now offers bonfires every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. There are two new attractions offered at Scary Acres, the Haunted Woods and the House on the Hill. Check them out! For directions visit this link: http://www.scaryacres.com/directions.cfm

Roca Berry Farm is located on Roca Road, in Roca, Nebraska. Roca offers Haunted Hayrack rides, Psycho path walk which leads you into the haunted woods, the Haunted Manor, Rocca Shootout …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

0   Story by: Kathryn Dahl
Do you ever feel like you are being followed? What if you moved houses and that followed feeling moves with you? Sophomore Richie Stromberg can tell you how that feels, he believes a ghosts has been following them from their previous houses to the one they live in now. There were a lot of situations that Stromberg has been involved with, but the one that questions him the most is the story of his older sister and her blanket. “For …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Perfect Pitches

0   By Jessica Qiu
For music students, All-State is a supreme honor and distinction.  Sophomores, juniors, and seniors from every nook and cranny of Nebraska flocked to audition centers in hopes of qualifying for one of the four All-State groups: Chorus, Orchestra, Band, and Jazz Band.
East will be represented in all of the All-State denominations on November 18-20.  Those three days will be filled with long hours of rigorous rehearsals and opportunities to learn from professional musicians.  The hard work will culminate in a Lied Center concert.
Congratulations to all the students …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

+2   Every year children in America set out in search for the most delicious Halloween candy on the block. Oracle went out and documented the trick-or-treat favorites. This is “Spartans Speak Out”: Halloween edition.
Story and photos by: Liz Fichthorn and Lorellee Kampschnieder

Kristen Ellmers: “Saltwater Taffy.”
Mrs. Schleicher: “Anything chocolate!”
Mr. Millspaugh: “Tough one. The Almond Joy because on Halloween I feel a little ‘nutty’.”
Anne McManis: “Butterfingers.”
Manizha Kholmatov: “I like candy.”
Shelby Reidman: “Peanut M&Ms.”
Bruce Claussen: “Reeses.”
Ingrid and Nels Holmquist: “You should say ‘Carmel Apple Suckers’.” “Uhmm…I like Carmel Apple Suckers.”
Security Guard Siske: “Candy …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

+6   SSO: Who are you going to dress up as for Halloween?

Lady Gaga–Gina Vercellino, senior

Snooki (from Jersey Shore)–Mariah Bopp, senior

Michael Jackson–Bruce Claussen, freshman

woww (from Jersey Shore)–Hannah Barnes, senior
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There will be an upcoming article with these students’ pictures of them in their costumes and will be compared to the actual celebrity they were dressed up as.  We will decide who looked the most like their celebrity!

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

+3   By Sports Editor Alex Lantz
Following a dominating performance in Manhattan, which put Taylor Martinez among the leaders in the Heisman race, the Huskers returned to Lincoln for a rematch of last years big 12 championship against the Texas Longhorns.   Last years game ended with one second put back on the clock after quarterback Colt McCoy threw away a pass and time was run out.  The one-second was enough time for the Longhorns to kick a game winning field goal and advance to the National Championship game.
Husker Nation had been …